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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Bear Area Spa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Tai Chi Spa

Bear – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Bear area spa that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Tai Chi Spa, located at 1231 Quintilio Drive, Bear. A white male suspect approached a 60 year old female employee inside the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male with a full beard, 30-35 years of age, 5’8”-5’10”, 160-180 lbs., wearing a dark jacket, sunglasses and in possession of a black handgun.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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